New York, NY (PRWEB) July 04, 2014
The Transmission Line Construction industry has experienced strong growth over the past five years. This industry was unscathed during the recession because downstream electric power and telecommunications operators, as well as government agencies, increased their infrastructure investments. Aging electricity generation and transmission facilities required maintenance and upgrades. “Growing consumer demand for high-speed data also fuelled telecommunications infrastructure construction,” according to IBISWorld Industry Analyst David Yang. Over the five years to 2014, the downstream electric power, generation and transmission sector expanded at an annualized rate of 1.8%, which bolstered demand for infrastructure construction services. As a result, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at an annualized rate of 4.1% to $6.9 billion over the period.
However, revenue is estimated to sharply decrease 12.8% in 2014. “Government expenditures slowed down over the past two years, causing construction activities to moderately contract,” says Yang. Private-sector infrastructure investments also experienced a slight lull due to high levels of construction activity in recent years.
The contraction will be temporary, however, and strong infrastructure investments over the next five years will fuel revenue growth. In particular, electric power infrastructure construction will accelerate as coal-fired facilities are gradually phased out. New renewable energy and natural gas power plants will need to be constructed to replace coal, and transmission lines must be installed to link generation facilities to the power grid. Additionally, demand for data will continue to grow, spurring new investments in fibre-optic networks and other high-speed data infrastructure. Telecommunications service providers will turn to industry operators to provide much-needed cable and fibre installation services.
Industry profitability moderately decreased compared with prerecession years, mostly due to high internal competition and revenue volatility. In the coming years, stable demand growth will translate to improved profit margins. The use of construction machinery, robotics and other technologies will also bolster operating efficiency over the period, further improving profit margins.
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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics
This industry provides design, construction, maintenance and repair services for electric power and telecommunications infrastructure, such as transmission lines, towers, cables, generating facilities, electricity substations and other related infrastructure.
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